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Old 09-28-2007, 11:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My 20 month old has what looks like either dirt or fine coffee grounds in his poop. Anybody have any idea what this could be????

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Old 09-29-2007, 12:31 AM
 
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Um...dirt? I'm sure mine isn't the only one who eats it!

Has he had any new foods, like berries or something else with seeds? Has he had anything in larger quatities?
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My 26 month old DS has fine grains sometimes. I think it's OK. I have realized that I see more poop up close now that I'm involved with changing a maturing child. Guess it's "hands on" education on the usually hidden aspects of our bodies.
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DD has this when she eats a lot of blueberries. She also used to have it when she ate a particular Gerber organic jar food -- it had wild rice in it. Do either of those sound like likely culprits?
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i just wanted to say dd had the strangest toop today looked like orange jello- with a lot of thinkign i found out it was from the mandarine oranges she ate at lunch- lol it really looked like orange jello not kidding
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My little guy totally eats dirt and sand, so I'm used to seeing actual dirt in the diaper!

Is it dark in color? I was told once when my dd got a bloody nose that swallowed blood could come out looking like dark coffee grounds in the diaper. I don't think it's necessarily a cause for alarm, especially if it just happened once.

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Is it dark in color? I was told once when my dd got a bloody nose that swallowed blood could come out looking like dark coffee grounds in the diaper. I don't think it's necessarily a cause for alarm, especially if it just happened once.
DS's Diapers got that look when I had bleeding nipples. I felt horribly guilty (I was all post-partum hormonal and every little thing made me feel guilty.)

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Coffee ground like specks could actually be blood in the stool. I would watch it very carefully and see if it passes.

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